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the fact that for example education wasn't a primary issue in the presidential debate i think is extraordinarily problematic. because i realize the focus is on the economy and jobs, but we're not going to regain our position in the global marketplace till we fix our public education. >> i hear the president talking about it as being a priority but i don't see a lot of evidence of it being a priority. >> well, it certainly wasn't in the presidential campaign. you did not hear the candidates really talking about the education policy issues. and i think that was problematic. >> what do you want to see done? putting students first sounds a great idea till you have to somehow -- you've got 120,000 schools in america. >> right. >> what are the overview bullet points you would like to see happen which could radically change america's education system to start making it more competitive? >> so there are three primary things we focus on at students first. the first is making sure there's a highly effective teacher in front of every child every single day. the second area is -- >> you g
challenging background, single mother, raised by a single mother. had no education. and really, no hope. and what i always say, i was lucky that i was put in front of an icon of empowerment. >> he is. every time i interview him, i feel empowered. >> that's true. what he is is an incredible educator. by the grace of the universe i was able to fall in the lap of this educator. he helped get me out of that place where i was, where there was no hope. >> he was homeless at the time. what i love about mike's story, is mike just didn't help himself. he built a small business to start with. one of the young women who worked for him was addicted to meth. is that right? share the story and how you ended up in your new business. >> the young woman had come to work for me a number of years ago. you could tell something was wrong. she was addicted to methamphetamine. she was a daily user of ecstacy. i got her involved in mr. robbins' program. within 30 days, she was completely off drugs. it turned out her father, her dad was incredibly successful in the metal recycling business. i got a call from hi
sense. >> we just had a hearing in our education committee on this issue. we made the decision. it's a local decision, piers. we have over 1,000 school districts in texas. many large districts have armed guards already. but the rural districts that won't have police response for five, 10, 15 minutes want to arm their teachers. >> i met two young female elementary school teachers in their early 20s in a bar in houston friday night. we talked to them with our producers. both believed in having a concealed carry permit because of their own safety. none of them wanted to have assault weapons, complete ban of assault weapons and were absolutely aghast at the prospect of having any guns in their schools. >> there's always going to be someone -- >> that's in texas. >> here is what i said. you asked me earlier, what would i say to the parents at this school whose kids died. i would say to you, why are you obsessing over a gun when there's a much bigger issue? there's mental health issues here. >> i'm obsessing over the very gun that killed their children. that's why. >> what happened when
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